COUNCIL services will be disrupted today and tomorrow due to a two-day strike by Unison and Unite members.
Borough council chief executive Brenda Harvey said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience that this strike may cause to our customers.
“Every effort will be made to make sure some level of service will continue to be available to the most vulnerable.”
The Civic Way offices in Ellesmere Port, Rossfield Road depot, Neston and Westminster area offices, Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, Neston Civic Hall, community centres, Stanney Oaks Leisure Centre and Ellesmere Port market will all close for the two days.
Overpool and Neston cemeteries will be open to the public from 9am-5pm only. There will be no burial services on these two days. Chapel buildings and public toilets will be closed. Council venues will open again on Friday.
If your usual bin day is Wednesday, green rubbish bin collection is now on Friday: recycling boxes, pink sacks and corrugated cardboard on Tuesday, July 22; and garden waste (brown bin) on Wednesday, July 30.
If your usual bin day is Thursday, green rubbish bin collection is now on Monday, July 21; recycling boxes, pink sacks and corrugated cardboard on Wednesday, July 23; and garden waste on Thursday, July 31.
The county council says Capenhurst Grange and St Saviour’s infant schools will close throughout the strike and Cambridge Road Primary will be partially open.
Children’s services director Joan Feenan said: “Our special schools have been hit badly simply because of their increased dependence on support staff. However the vast majority of our 340-plus schools will be open.”
Ellesmere Port Library is closed both days, Neston Library opens 9.30am–1pm today, and Hope Farm and Little Sutton libraries are closed tomorrow.
All residential and home care essential services will be covered –Šclients having already been informed. Social services access teams will offer essential but reduced cover and emergency duty teams will operate.
Highways officers will all provide cover during office hours and out of hours in the West and Central areas.
No closures of any county council office buildings are expected. Trading standards will operate as normal.